Our Co-Curricular Programme

Over 90 hobbies in eight zones ensures that our extensive co-curricular programme offers something for everyone. Discover, explore, develop and inspire as you join existing friends and make new ones through your choices. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is fully supported through the co-curricular programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
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Hobby nameDayTimeYearsD of E compatibilityZoneMore info
001 Monday ExternalMonday16:15-18:00
002 Tuesday ExternalTuesday16:15-18:00
003 Wednesday ExternalWednesday16:15-18:00
004 Thursday ExternalThursday16:15-18:00
005 Friday ExternalFriday16:15-18:00
006 Saturday ExternalSaturday07:00-20:00
007 Sunday ExternalSunday07:00-20:00
01 Hub Yr 9 MondayMonday16:30-17:309
02 Hub Yr 10 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:3010
02 Hub Yr 11 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:3011
03 Hub Yr 10 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:3010
03 Hub Yr 11 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:3011
03 Hub Yr 9 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:309
3D Clay ClubMonday16:30-17:309DofE: SkillExpression
Amnesty InternationalThursday13:15-14:10, 13:35-14:1010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceCharities & Service
Animal Farm Movement ClubTuesday13:15-14:109, 10DofE: PhysicalExpression
APP All Years ThursThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP All Years TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP All Years WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP and S&C Monday All YearsMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Art in the AtmosphereThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Athletics ClubFriday13:20-13:507, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Athletics Club MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Biology RevisionTuesday16:30-17:3011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Brass GroupThursday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Brazillian Ju Jitsu with Danny WilliamsWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Business & Ethical EnterpriseMonday13:15-14:10L6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Chamber ChoirMonday13:15-13:45, 13:25-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Chess ClubThursday16:30-17:307, 8DofE: SkillSkills
Chinese Culture ClubMonday16:30-17:3010DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Classical Guitar EnsembleWednesday13:15-13:457, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Climbing ClubWednesday18:00-19:009, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Composition with DoricoWednesday13:45-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
CricketTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Dance ScholarsThursday16:30-17:308, 9DofE: PhysicalExpression
Debating MattersTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
DofE BronzeWednesday16:30-17:309DofE: PhysicalSkills
Drama Drop in sessionFriday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
DT Scholars ClubMonday16:30-17:308STEAM
Dungeons and DragonsTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Eco SchoolsMonday13:30-14:1010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceSTEAM
EPQ WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:30L6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Flute EnsembleFriday13:15-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Football Thursday with Reading FCThursday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Football with Reading FCTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Fryer 3D Computer Aided DesignMonday16:30-17:307, 8STEAM
Fryer BandThursday13:20-14:007, 8Music & Media
Fryer Board GamesThursday16:30-17:307, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer Book ClubMonday13:15-14:107, 8Academic Enrichment
Fryer Couch to 5KThursday16:30-17:307, 8Sport & Wellbeing
Fryer Craft ClubWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9Skills
Fryer Dance ThursdayThursday13:30-14:107, 8Expression
Fryer DramaMonday16:30-17:307, 8Expression
Fryer DressmakingTuesday16:30-17:307, 8Skills
Fryer in House 1 MondayMonday16:30-18:007, 8
Fryer in House 2 TuesdayTuesday16:30-18:007, 8
Fryer in House 3 WednesdayWednesday16:30-18:007, 8
Fryer in House 4 ThursdayThursday16:30-18:007, 8
Fryer in House 5 FridayFriday16:30-18:007, 8
Fryer Jazz MondayMonday13:15-13:457, 8Music & Media
Fryer Lego Builders ClubTuesday16:20-17:157Skills
Fryer Model Glider ClubMonday16:30-17:307, 8Skills
Fryer Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8
Fryer Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:307, 8
Fryer Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8
Fryer VoicesTuesday13:30-14:107, 8Music & Media
Fryer VoicesTuesday13:30-14:107, 8Music & Media
GCSE Chemistry BoostTuesday13:30-14:1011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
GCSE Dance Practical Rehearsals FridayFriday13:30-14:1010DofE: SkillExpression
GCSE Dance Practical Rehearsals MondayMonday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: PhysicalExpression
GCSE Dance Practical Rehearsals WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: PhysicalExpression
GCSE PE catch-upMonday13:15-14:0010, 11DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Girls’ FitnessWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Higher iGCSE Maths ClubThursday16:30-17:2511DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Hungry HistoriansWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
ILC Prep Support WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Individual Music PracticeTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Individual Music Practice MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Individual Music Practice ThursdayThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Individual Music Practice WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Interact Rotary ClubWednesday00:00-00:00, 13:15-14:009DofE: ServiceCharities & Service
JudoMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Junior Artful MathsThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Junior Debating ClubThursday13:20-14:107, 8, 9, 10DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Junior Eco ClubTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: ServiceSTEAM
Junior GSAMonday13:15-14:107, 8, 9DofE: SkillClubs & Societies
L6 Aspiring HighThursday16:30-17:30L6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
L6 Business and Ethical EnterpriseFriday13:15-14:10L6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
L6 EPQ ThursdayThursday16:30-17:30L6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Life Drawing ClassThursday18:00-19:3011, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
Living Your Best LifeWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
Lower Sixth EPQ TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:30L6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
LP WindsWednesday13:15-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
LP WritersTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Magic ClubMonday13:35-14:007, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Music Tech ProductionMonday13:15-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thMusic & Media
NATD Dance MondayMonday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalExpression
NATD Dance TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalExpression
NEWTSWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceSTEAM
OrchestraTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Percussion EnsembleThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Rock SchoolFriday13:30-14:1010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Rotary Interact ClubTuesday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillCharities & Service
RoundersTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Running ClubTuesday13:15-13:407, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Running Club FridayFriday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Senior ChoirMonday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Senior Club STEAM ProjectsTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSTEAM
Senior GSAMonday13:15-13:4510, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Senior Magazine ClubTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
Senior Maths ThursThursday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Senior Maths WedsWednesday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Senior Media ProductionThursday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Senior Swim ClubTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Senior YogaTuesday16:30-17:3011, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Sixth Form A CapellaFriday13:15-14:10L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Sixth Form A Level Music AppreciationThursday16:30-17:20
Sixth Form AmicusTuesday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceCharities & Service
Sixth Form Book ClubTuesday13:15-14:10L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Sixth Form Cooking for UniversityMonday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
Sixth Form French Book ClubWednesday, Thursday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Sixth Form JazzFriday13:15-13:45L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Sixth Form Music ProductionTuesday13:10-14:10L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Stressless ArtThursday16:30-17:307, 8Expression
String EnsembleTuesday13:15-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Summer Term Fryer and Year 10 Prep Club 04 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 10DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 10 Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:3010DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 10 Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:3010DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 10 Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:3010DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 11 Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:3011DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 11 Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:3011DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 11 Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:3011DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 11 Prep Club 04 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:3011DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 9 Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:309DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 9 Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:309DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 9 Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:309DofE: Skill
Summer Term Year 9 Prep Club 04 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:309DofE: Skill
Supported ScienceThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Supported StudyTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thAcademic Enrichment
Sustainable CookingThursday16:30-17:309, 10, 11DofE: SkillSkills
Swim ClubTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Tech CrewWednesday13:15-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
TennisMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Tennis WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:30DofE: Physical
TGIFFriday13:30-14:107, 8
The Climate Change InitiativeWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillCharities & Service
Touchtypers of TomorrowWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
VolleyballThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
WarhammerWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Water Sports ClubTuesday16:15-19:007, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Year 11 JazzMonday13:45-14:1011DofE: SkillMusic & Media
Yr 10 & 11 Latin StudiesThursday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Yr 10 and 11 Super SketchbooksWednesday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: SkillExpression
Yr 10 Jazz ClubTuesday13:15-13:4510DofE: SkillMusic & Media
Yr 11 Anti Bullying AmbassadorsTuesday13:30-14:1011DofE: SkillCharities & Service
Yr 11 Book ClubWednesday13:15-14:1011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Yr 11 Engineering SupportWednesday16:30-17:3011DofE: SkillSTEAM
Yr 8 Super SewingWednesday13:30-14:108DofE: SkillSkills
Yr 9 & 10 Drama ClubThursday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: SkillExpression
Yr 9 & 10 Drama Wednesday lunchtimeWednesday13:30-14:109, 10DofE: SkillExpression
Yr 9 and 10 Book ClubThursday13:15-14:109, 10DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Yr 9 Art Skills and Mural ProjectTuesday16:30-17:309DofE: SkillExpression
Yr 9 Dance WednesdayWednesday13:30-14:109DofE: PhysicalExpression

Co-Curricular Zone videos:
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Confidence building, participation, resilience and friendship. Co-curricular at Leighton Park has taken on different guises across the generations of Leightonians, but one thing remains a constant: our commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities which develop important skills in our students and form part of the bespoke character education profile of our School. We are an inclusive, kind and caring school which ensures this is within everyone’s reach.

Students are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe in everyone’s potential to realise their interests and talents. We listen closely to our students to reflect their passions and preferences and offer a dynamic termly programme.

Check out our youtube playlist and explore what’s on offer! After clicking on the video, click the icon in the top right to explore videos about each of our nine co-curricular areas.

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Explore our Co-Curricular Zones

Academic Enrichment

Enrich your leaning and explore your passion for your favourite subjects.
Extend your intellect

Charities & Service

Making a difference, helping others and giving back is part of who we are as a School.
Value your community

Clubs & Societies

Joining with like-minded students is a rewarding way to expand your awareness and build your experience.
Develop your interests

Expression

Get involved and be inspired through our creative dance, drama, art and textiles departments.
Follow your dreams

Music & Media

Make some noise with our instrumental specialists, small and large ensembles, orchestra, choirs, animation, music production and music tech.
Reach for the stars

Skills

Take up a new hobby or build on existing skills; a fantastic way to relax and unwind whilst learning something different.
Master new talents

Sport & Wellbeing

A variety of traditional sports and interesting options for every level of sporting prowess.
Give it your all

STEAM

Supporting budding engineers, designers, scientists and programmers to experiment, explore and create.
Experiment and discover

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Challenging students through expeditions and a focus on physical capability, skills and service
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

Current students: Book for Summer Term 2022!

Spring Term hobbies have now all been chosen but if you need to discuss or change your options please see Tash Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular. The booking for co-curricular hobbies in Summer Term 2022 will open closer to the Easter holidays. Students will be able to sign up during an extended Tutor Time and will be supported by their Tutor and by Tash. We look forward to seeing what you choose!

Book your hobbies here +
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Whether you’re a talker; whether you’re a listener, it doesn’t matter what point of view you have or what age you are…I think that’s what everyone likes about it. There’s no pressure to be anything; you can just be there.”

Queralt, Lower Sixth, Philosophy Club member

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